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A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders
by Joseph K H Koh
  Flat Anepsion
Anepsion depressium (Thorell) 1877
close-up of female with orange abdomen The abdomen is pizza-shaped and leathery in texture. The "head" is swollen.

Classification:Family Araneidae, Orb-Web Spiders.
Habitat: Dislikes sunny environments. Appears confined only to Bukit Timah Hill in Singapore.
Female: 4-5 mm.
Male: 2 mm.
Distribution: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar.
diagram of pizza shaped abdomen

Side view of female
  From "A Guide to Common Singapore Spiders" by Joseph K. H. Koh
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by British Petroleum
© 2000 Joseph K H Koh